eASTER celebration continues
COME AND WORSHIP SUNDAYS at 8:30 & 10:30am
Building the Church of Jesus in Gulf Cove, FL
FOLLOWING jESUS TO EASTER!
Now that our Christmas celebration is in the past we look forward and wonder...what now? The birth of our Savior Jesus Christ is just the beginning of God's plan for our salvation, and the beginning of His carrying out that plan and fulfilling all righteousness for us.
January 6th brings the celebration of Epiphany, when Magi from the east come to worship the newborn King of the Jews. From there we take time jump of almost 30 years to Jesus' Baptism in the Jordan River and then it's off to Galilee as the Kingdom of God is revealed to the world in His person and in His ministry. The "Epiphany Season" comes to it's climax as we see the glory of Christ's divine nature shine through His humanity in a blaze of glory atop the Mount of Transfiguration.
In Mid February we enter into the Season of Lent, a 40 day time of repentance and preparation to once again witness the suffering and death of our Lord and Savior on our behalf, and then celebrate the victory of Easter Sunday. That's April 4th this year. From the cross, on Good Friday, Jesus cries out "It is finished!" and hangs His head in death. At that point everything that needed to be done for the atonement of all sin and the salvation of the world is now complete. On Easter Sunday morning Jesus emerges from the tomb, eternally alive again to prove that His sacrifice is sufficient and accepted by God the Father and that we now stand before God Justified; victorious over sin and death through faith in all that Christ has done for us.
That's the reality that we, the Church, live in every day. We are made right with God in Jesus Christ, and there is nothing that we can or need to do to accomplish that for ourselves. "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16) Eternal salvation in Christ is a gift of God's "amazing grace", and it is received in the open and empty hand of faith.
So let's follow Jesus, together, as He journeys through His life to the cross and the empty tomb. His sacrifice is living proof that there is nothing that He will not to do keep us from being eternally lost. He has already done it for us by dying for us. We can be confident that He will also handle all the other difficulties that we encounter in life, in a way that is for our ultimate eternal good. That's because, "We have a Savior who would rather die, nailed to a tree, than live forever without you and me!"
Facebook service time
Our next Sunday Service will be broadcast at 8:30am Easter Sunday, April 4th on Facebook. The recording will be available following its conclusion. Click on the Facebook logo below to view online services.
Due to the increase in covid-19 cases our men's breakfastS and women's breakfasts, along with our monthly fellowship dinners will be postponed until times are safer for us to gather.
Pastor Brian Leading a Devotion in the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem
Our "Regular" Schedule
In "Season" - We Have Two Worship Services Every Sunday
8:30 am & 10:30 am
Fellowship & Sunday School
9:45 am to 10:30am
Summer Schedule: May-August
One Worship Service at 9:30am
Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 10:45
Should you wish to contact
the church office:
Click on the Facebook Logo for Live
and Recorded Sunday Worship
Building For Our Future
Driving by the church you will notice construction activity on the property. We are in the "fill and grade" stage of building a new church building as our congregation is growing. Upon completion our new church will have a seating capacity of about 250, compared to the 140 in our current building. The "new church" will also contain the church offices, classrooms and fellowship space for coffee and treats on Sunday morning.
Our current church building will be repurposed to serve as a true "multipurpose" facility with upgrades to the kitchen along with an additional space being added to offer more seating for dinners and other large events. We also plan to make this space available for community and government meetings.
Christ Crucified For Our Sins
Jesus gave His church the mission of preaching repentance and forgiveness of sins in His name to all nations. (Luke 24:47).
Communicating is central to the work of the church, and in our modern era the internet can be a very powerful tool in enhancing our ability to communicate. We hope this website will be useful to you in sharing what we believe, how we go about communicating the message of God’s grace and forgiveness through Jesus Christ to our community, and how we can help each other grow in that knowledge and apply what we know to our lives here, and our hope for the future. We pray this website will serve as an invitation for you to join us in worship, fellowship and ministry.
Back in business
Women's Bible Study
Mondays at 10:00am
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Trinity Lutheran Church
Everyone is Welcome